While the inframmamary crease is the most common crease option, there are two other options as well.
There are three options for incision sites for breast augmentation:
- Inframammary–at the breast crease
- Periareolar–around the areola
- Axillary–in the armpit
The inframammary incision is the one most commonly used, and preferred by Dr. Slenkovich, because it allows for the greatest flexibility and ease of implant insertion. It can be used with either saline or silicone gel implants.
A periareolar incision
The axillary incision has the advantage of not being actually on the breast, but it does have some limitations. Transaxillary breast augmentation (breast augmentation using the axillary incision) can only be performed using saline breast implants. Saline breast implants come unfilled from the manufacturer, allowing them to be rolled and inserted via the small incision in the armpit, then filled once inside the implant pocket. Transaxillary breast augmentation is also associated with higher rates of asymmetric results.
To learn more about your breast augmentation options, please call or email Dr. Nick Slenkovich at Colorado Plastic Surgery Center today.